Mark Twain once said “[t]raining is everything…cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” For those of us operating in a Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) world, determining what training an individual needs can be difficult. For your employees, who are clearly “miners” under the Mine Act, training requirements are set forth in the MSHA regulations, and it is a relatively straightforward prospect to determine whether or not that individual has been appropriately trained. The determination is not as easy for individuals who may come onto your site, such as maintenance or service workers, and an incorrect determination can mean enforcement troubles for you as an operator.
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Reprinted with permission from Aggregates Manager